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Conversations with Ky’saun James

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ky’saun James.

Hi Ky’saun, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m a 24 year old artist from Savannah, GA. Music chose me at an early age, seeing how I was always in trouble in school the days I was grounded, I would listen to the radio and various CD’s (back when CD players was a thing)

It wasn’t until I was 16, approached by my high school choir director at first, I thought he was joking about having me but the following school year, I was in his class. I did chorus for the last two years of high school, once graduation rolled around, I decided to go full time with music rather actually try it than wonder what if; so over the summer of ’15, I was writing everyday, at first I didn’t know what to write about, how to write, count bars, create melodies nothing at all there was a major lack of knowledge.

Same year I went into the military which it was a gift and a curse because I had to focus on the task at hand to the point at times I wanted to quit, yet I kept going; essentially my four years in the military was me just trying to figure out what direction I wanted to go after I got out at 22 it was time to truly focus on what I wanted. I moved to LA to start attending the LA Recording School which I met a lot of dope artists, producers, this became where I really started to understand more about music. Finding like-minded individuals, understanding how immersive this world is, received pointers on how to better myself as an artist, but looking back, 2019 to now there has been a major leap stylistically. I’m here for the marathon, and that’s how I ended up here on y’all platform thank you for the opportunity.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Has it been a smooth road? No, at first people not believing in you or supporting you comes with the territory but SELF DOUBT was THE BIGGEST challenge I faced. However, I needed to overcome to prove/show this is what can happen when you apply yourself I’m just doing this for my family and others to emulate or surpass the foundation I’m laying down. It’s all mental when you see the big picture.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Me? I rap, sing, song-write, expanding on the piano, and picked up the guitar and drums. The drums come easy somewhat as well seeing that I have some music theory going for me. I’m known for just doing me. I may ask how a song sounds which my circle is honest with me just so I know that I’m heading the right direction. Things that set me apart from others is I go with intuition, speak manifestations while working towards them, also I want to see as many people win and keep it as real as I can.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The most important lesson learned across this journey is you are capable no matter who you are, where you are, what you are “YOU” are capable to paint your image no one story is the same some will have to work harder than others, but again you are capable mind over matter.

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Arif Yohanness

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